A Chair for My Mother
A Chair for My Mother
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Annotation: A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Catalog Number: #157550
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1982
Edition Date: 1982
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-688-00914-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-688-00914-4
Dewey: E
LCCN: 81007010
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
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Caldecott Honor
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 1,068
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 9761 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.7 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q02012
Lexile: 530L
Guided Reading Level: M
Fountas & Pinnell: M

This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. "A tender knockout . . . it's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus Reviews

After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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